Tuesday 10 November 2020 / 10:40 AM Jonathan Reynolds / Work and Pensions

Jonathan Reynolds responds to latest unemployment figures

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, responding to ONS statistics showing more redundancies this quarter than during the financial crash and continued increases in unemployment, said:

“The Government’s failure to face up to the scale of this jobs crisis in time has cost people their livelihoods.

“Redundancies are at new record highs and unemployment is rising.

“We’ve had enough last-minute changes and bluster from this Government. The Chancellor needs to urgently provide support to those who have lost their jobs and get Britain back to work – including through a green recovery to help create hundreds of thousands of low-carbon jobs.”